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Left lympnoid swelling be from espestice exposure?

Left lympnoid swelling be from espestice exposure?

Unlikely: Asbestos usually dies not cause acute symptoms. Breathing or eating for a while can cause disease. With a three year old get good pediatric and or ENT exam. Many more common causes exist. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Rabies symtoms in human bitten by dog body area again infected and loud pain in wound area? If rabies symtoms start?

Rabies symtoms in human bitten by dog body  area again infected and loud pain in wound area? If rabies symtoms start?

RememberOl'Yeller??: I hate to break this to you but only one person has been recorded surviving full-blown rabies. But...that survivor was put on a special coma-inducing protocol and is doing pretty well today. Anyways,rabies or no rabies,if that wound is infected it needs to be tended to, rabies considered,as well as tetanus and wound botulism and other infections or the results of those infections.Get to a doc now! ...Read more

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I have minor swelling in one calf mainly in the area right slightly below the knee. No apparent swelling in ankles or feet. No pain or redness.

I have minor swelling in one calf mainly in the area right slightly below the knee.  No apparent swelling in ankles or feet.  No pain or redness.

Swelling Causes: Swelling behind the knee could be a strain or ligament injury. It could be phlebitis. It could also be a cyst called a Baker's cyst. The best course would be to see your family doctor, orthopedist or podiatrist for evaluation. A physical exam and possibly X-rays or an MRI can answer your questions. ...Read more

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Can cat scratch fever cause swollen lymph nodes with no other symptoms? Around barn cats at times and have a reg. Cat in the house.

Can cat scratch fever cause swollen lymph nodes with no other symptoms? Around barn cats at times and have a reg. Cat in the house.

That is most common: Single, large, mildly painful lymphnode is the most common presentation after the initial several small papules(zit-like) at the site-of-infection/innoculation, usually 1-3 wks later. Most of the cases resolve on their own without treatment in 2-12 month, but some have fever/fatigue, headache, anorexia, joint pain, and other rare/severe symptoms. Consult to make sure this is catscratch. Good luck. ...Read more

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What type of spider bite causes swelling in the bitten area, pain and fever?

What type of spider bite causes swelling in the bitten area, pain and fever?

Several can: Anything that bites you, if bacteria is in their bite, may cause a reaction. The venom/bite of the "brown recluse" spider is well known to cause swelling, redness, pain, and fever in the area though. ...Read more

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Do lipomas cause extreme swelling when located in the foot?

Do lipomas cause extreme swelling when located in the foot?

No: A lipoma is a fatty tumor. You swelling is probably coming from your heart and by our hypertension. See your doctor ...Read more

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Septic shock swelling is increasing in body and no bacteria are being found?

Septic shock swelling is increasing in body and no bacteria are being found?

May be difficult: Septic shock is difficult to treat in the best of circumstances; the absence of bacteria isolated may just be because the patient is already on antibiotics. The other thing to consider with dropping blood pressure in critically ill patients if whether they have a relative adrenal insufficiency as well. ...Read more

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In children what causes painful glands in the groin after running around?

In children what causes painful glands in the groin after running around?

Connective tissue: This complaint is probably not associated with lymph nodes; most likely it's from ligaments and tendons which become sore from excessive activity. See your doctor for full evaluation. ...Read more

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Is swelling in the appendix area bad?

Is swelling in the appendix area bad?

I assume: You mean swelling the right lower abdomen. Often this could be a symptom of bowel gas or constipation. If there is pain, tenderness, nausea, vomiting, fever, loss of appetite, etc. Then appendicitis can cause those symptoms. However, if it just feels a little puffy in the right lower abdomen it likely isn't appendicitis. See a doctor if you remain concerned. ...Read more

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Can the venom from toad survive in pool and surfaces (time frame)?

Can the venom from toad survive in pool and surfaces (time frame)?

No it does not: in my understanding the chemicals in the pool take care of all that and and you have to have some break in your skin even if you swallow water it will not harm you i hope that answer your question thank you for using health tap good luck ...Read more

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Leg pain from severe edema, possible salt retention from food on vacation in asia?

Leg pain from severe edema, possible salt retention from food on vacation in asia?

Too much salt: Be sure you do not have a DVT from travel.Otherwise, yes, if edema is bilateral and you have deduced accurately that excess salt ingestion was the cause, then getting this out of your body is essential; elevate legs on two pillows as much as possible. Eliminate salty foods. Let fruit and veggies dominate your diet; Egg whites for protein; no meats for awhile; no fried foods; no bread. See doc ...Read more

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Will an insect bite cause swelling in upper left arm?

Will an insect bite cause swelling in upper left arm?

Yes: Some can. This is called an arthus reaction and represents the release of chemicals into the local blood vessels that trigger swelling. ...Read more

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Can i catch chlamydia from showering in water, if there is bacteria in the water in my house? Or from public toilet seats?

Can i catch chlamydia from showering in water, if there is bacteria in the water in my house? Or from public toilet seats?

Nope: You can catch a genital chlamydial infection only by sex with an infected partner. There are no exceptions. If you are concerned, see your doctor for futher advice. ...Read more

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45 years old.Severe pain in the legs especially the region below the kness. There is extreme weakness in that region. Fell down after waking from bed?

45 years old.Severe pain in the legs especially the region below the kness. There is extreme weakness in that region. Fell  down after waking from bed?

If you think: You broke something or hit your head or are unclear why you fell, please call 911 and go to the hospital. If not, do tell someone what happened so they could check on you. Maybe related to drop in blood pressure after you stand. This occurs for variety of reasons. Would go to take anti-inflammatory medicine otherwise. ...Read more

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Hands and feet are swelling and itching in the night after handling weight in day time?

Hands and feet are swelling and itching in the night after handling weight in day time?

Tx by Derm: If you are handling weight during the day and symptoms arise at night you need to evaluate what you are doing during the day. List your foods and how much water you are drinking as well as any medication you are taking or any enhancement drinks. Make a list of your training schedule for the physician so he can help you. And make your appointment to be seen by a dermatologist/ sports medicine sp. ...Read more

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Signs..Symptoms..Treatment..Investigation...Prevention of pain n swelling in tragus in case of 8 year children?

Signs..Symptoms..Treatment..Investigation...Prevention of pain n swelling in tragus in case of 8 year children?

Cyst: Sounds like a preauricular cyst. Easy to treat with antibiotics but most likely will need to be removed. See a pediatric surgeon or pediatric ent. ...Read more